Volume 2: Midwest United States
North Dakota: ND-5

State Historical Society of North Dakota. North Dakota Heritage Center. State Archives
612 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505

Phone: 701-328-2666


Hours: See website

Access: No restrictions

Copying facilities: Yes


Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1868-1957

Volume: ca. .25 cubic foot

Description: 4 collections: 


/1 “Roman Catholic Diocese of Fargo. Parish History Files, A366”

Inclusive dates: 1890-1947

Volume: 3 reels of microfilm

Description: Parish history questionnaires, historical sketches, parish anniversary books, and photographs for parish churches in eastern North Dakota (e.g. Belcourt, St. Ann Church, Dunseith, St. Louis Church, Fort Totten, Our Lady of the Seven Dolors Church, Pembina, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Rolette, Sacred Heart Church, St. John, St. John Church, St. Michael, St. Michael Church, Wahpeton, St. John Church); original records in Diocese of Fargo Chancery, Fargo, North Dakota.


/2 “St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church. Records, A385”

Inclusive dates: 1868-1957

Volume: 1 reel microfilm

Description: Fort Yates, Standing Rock Reservation (Hunkpapa), North Dakota; baptisms, first communions, confirmations, marriages, deaths, and parish membership list. 


/3 “Jean Baptiste Marie Genin Papers, B146”

Inclusive dates: ca. 1880-1907

Volume: 27 items

Description: Notes in French concerning Cree and Ojibwa languages and Catholic theology by Rev. Jean Baptiste Marie Genin, O.M.I. 


/4 “Wehrle, Vincent, 1855-1941. Papers, B165”

Inclusive dates: 1916-1921, 1935

Volume: 1 item and 1 reel of microfilm

Description: Clippings, pamphlets, and correspondence of Bishop Vincent Wehrle, O.S.B., of Bismarck.   


Unless otherwise noted, the repository on this page holds (or held) the records described here and they are not held at the Marquette University Archives.